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Over the last five years, the various soundtrack labels (Film Score Monthly, GNP Crescendo, Intrada, La-La Land, Varese Sarabande) have been releasing expanded versions of the scores for the Star Trek films (as well as exhaustive collections of Star Trek TV music), and this week the Varese Sarabande CD Club is releasing a Deluxe two-disc set of the only Star Trek feature score that had yet to receive this treatment -- Michael Giacchino's score for J.J. Abrams' 2013 hit STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS.

They have also announced three new releases in their limited edition series of contemporary scores -- the fact-based period drama NO GOD, NO MASTER, starring David Strathairn and scored by Nuno Malo (The Celestine Prophecy); the action-thriller WICKED BLOOD, starring Abigail Breslin, Alexa Vega and Sean Bean, with music by Elia Cmiral (Ronin, Bones, They); and the horror film HAUNT, scored by Reinhold Heil (Run Lola Run, Land of the Dead, Cloud Atlas).

On September 9th, the label will releasing Marco Beltrami's score for the new espionage thriller THE NOVEMBER MAN, starring Pierce Brosnan as an expert assassin whose name is not James Bond. And on September 23rd, they will release Harry Gregson-Williams' score for THE EQUALIZER, the feature inspired by the popular Edward Woodward TV series, with Denzel Washington in the title role (for those trying to imagine further remakes with Denzel replacing Woodward, The Wicker Man has been done but there's always Breaker Morant...)

This week, along with their previously announced, expanded release of Mark Snow's score for the first feature spinoff of THE X-FILES (often referred to as The X-Files: Fight the Future), La-La Land is releasing the first ever release of the score to 1979's buddy comedy hit THE IN-LAWS, which paired Alan Arkin and Peter Falk and featured a score by one of the all-time great comedy composes, John Morris.

The label has also announced some other CDs in development, including Dimtri Tiomkin's WILD IS THE WIND (Tiomkin received an Oscar nomination for the popular title song), James Newton Howard's music for the Sally Field revenge thriller EYE FOR AN EYE, and a collection of music from the final Star Trek TV series, ENTERPRISE (only Dennis McCarthy's pilot score had been released).

On September 9, Howard Shore's Howe label will release his score for his 15th film with director David Cronenberg, MAPS TO THE STARS, starring Julianne Moore (who won Best Actress at Cannes for her performance), Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams, and Carrie Fisher as Carrie Fisher.


Aux Yeux Des Vivants
- Raphael Gesqua - MovieScore Media/ScreamWorks/Kronos
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 
- Michael Giacchino - Sony
Dexter: Season 8 - Daniel Licht - Milan
Guardians of the Galaxy: Deluxe - Tyler Bates - Hollywood
- Reinhold Heil - Varese Sarabande
The Hills Have Eyes
- Don Peake - Perseverance
The In-Laws - John Morris - La-La Land
- Paul Leonard-Morgan - MovieScore Media/ScreamWorks/Kronos
The Liberator - Gustavo Dudamel - Deutsche Grammophon
No God, No Master
- Nuno Malo - Varese Sarabande
Star Trek Into Darkness: The Deluxe Edition - Michael Giacchino - Varese Sarabande CD Club
Step Up: All In - Jeff Cardoni - Milan
Wicked Blood
- Elia Cmiral - Varese Sarabande
The X-Files - Mark Snow - La-La Land


Around the Block - Nick Wales
Behaving Badly - David Newman
Beneath - Andres Boulton
Cabin Fever: Patient Zero - Kevin Riepl
Calvary - Patrick Cassidy - Score CD on Varese Sarabande
Child of God - Aaron Embry
A Five Star Life - Gabriele Roberto - Score CD Viaggio Sola on Beat
Get on Up - Thomas Newman - Song CD on Universal
Guardians of the Galaxy - Tyler Bates - Deluxe 2-disc score and song CD on Hollywood
Louder Than Words - Geoff Zanelli
Raw Cut - Toly Ramirez


August 5
Candido Erotico
- Nico Fidenco - Beat
Diaz - Teo Teardo - Intermezzo
Hercules - Fernando Velazquez - Sony
Il Grande Silenzio
- Ennio Morricone - Beat
Lucy - Eric Serra - Idol (import)
L'Uomo Di Rame
- Franco De Gemini - Beat
Mood Indigo - Etienne Charry - Milan
August 12
Music for Alfred Hitchcock - various - Naxos
August 19
Into the Storm 
- Brian Tyler - Varese Sarabande
Penny Dreadful - Abel Korzeniowski - Varese Sarabande
August 26
Bates Motel - Chris Bacon - Varese Sarabande
Mary Poppins - Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman - Disney
September 2
Hannibal: Season 1, Vol. 1 - Brian Reitzell - Lakeshore
Hannibal: Season 1, Vol. 2 - Brian Reitzell - Lakeshore
September 9
Maps to the Stars - Howard Shore - Howe
The November Man - Marco Beltrami - Varese Sarabande
What If - A.C. Newman - Milan
September 23
The Equalizer - Harry Gregson-Williams - Varese Sarabande
Date Unknown
A Dio Piacendo
 - Marco Werba - Intermezzo
All Good Things
- Rob Simonsen - Caldera
Annette Focks: Film Music Collection Vol. 1
- Annette Focks - Alhambra
Centennial Summer
- Jerome Kern, Alfred Newman - Kritzerland
Destruction of Silence
- Florian Linckus - Alhambra
Die Hebamme
- Marcel Barsotti - Alhambra
5 Branded Women
- Angelo Francesco Lavagnino - Cometa
- Mokadelic - GDM
I Basilischi/Before the Revolution
- Ennio Morricone - GDM
I Briganti Italiani
- Angelo Francesco Lavagnino - Alhambra
Il Mercenario
- Ennio Morricone - GDM
Il Mondo Dei Romani
- Piero Umiliani - Beat
Knight Rider Vol. 3 - The Best of Don Peake
- Don Peake - Perseverance
La Revolution Francaise - Georges Delerue - Music Box
New York Chiama Superdrago
 - Benedetto Ghiglia - Digitmovies
Questo Si Che E Amore
- Stelvio Cipriani - Beat
Res Dej Inte!
- Simon Kolle - Intermezzo
Warriors of Virtue
- Don Davis - Buysoundtrax
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood/Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad
- Neal Hefti - Kritzerland
Tuareg - Il Guerriero Del Deserto
- Riz Ortolani - GDM
- Riz Ortolani - GDM


August 1 - Walter Scharf born (1910)
August 1 - Jerome Moross born (1913)
August 1 - Lionel Bart born (1930)
August 1 - Paddy Moloney born (1938)
August 1 - Dean Wareham born (1963)
August 1 - Paul Sawtell died (1971)
August 1 - Arthur B. Rubinstein records his score for the Amazing Stories episode "Remote Control Man" (1985)
August 2 - Carlo Savina born (1919)
August 2 - Joe Harnell born (1924)
August 2 - Phillip Lambro born (1935)
August 2 - Arthur Kempel born (1945)
August 2 - Dimitri Tiomkin begins recording his score for Gunfight at the OK Corral (1956)
August 2 - Recording sessions begin on Leigh Harline’s score for No Down Payment (1957)
August 2 - Muir Mathieson died (1975)
August 2 - Irwin Bazelon died (1995)
August 3 - Louis Gruenberg born (1884)
August 3 - David Buttolph born (1902)
August 3 - Robert Emmett Dolan born (1906)
August 3 - Alfred Schnittke died (1998)
August 3 - Warren Barker died (2006)
August 4 - Bernardo Segall born (1911)
August 4 - David Raksin born (1912)
August 4 - Egisto Macchi born (1928)
August 4 - Recording sessions begin for The Prisoner of Zenda remake, with Conrad Salinger adapting Alfred Newman's original score (1952)
August 4 - Michael Small begins recording his score for Firstborn (1984)
August 4 - Egisto Macchi died (1992)
August 5 - Christopher Gunning born (1944)
August 5 - Adolph Deutsch begins recording his score for The Matchmaker (1957)
August 5 - Abigail Mead born as Vivian Kubrick (1960)
August 5 - Cyril Morin born (1962)
August 5 - Alexander Courage's music for the Star Trek episode "The Enterprise Incident" is recorded (1968)
August 5 - Stuart Hancock born (1975)
August 5 - Michael Small begins recording his score for Comes a Horseman (1978)
August 5 - Henry Mancini begins recording his score for Mommie Dearest (1981)
August 5 - Henry Mancini begins recording his score for Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
August 5 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his unused score for Gladiator (1991)
August 6 - Oliver Wallace born (1887)
August 6 - Cyril J. Mockridge born (1896)
August 6 - Andre Previn begins recording his score to The Outriders (1949)
August 6 - Alex North begins recording his score to Pony Soldier (1952)
August 6 - Soren Hyldgaard born (1962)
August 6 - David Newman begins recording his score to The Brave Little Toaster (1986)
August 6 - Larry Adler died (2001)
August 6 - Christopher Dedrick died (2010)
August 6 - Marvin Hamlisch died (2012)
August 7 - Benny Carter born (1907)
August 7 - David Raksin begins recording his score for The Man with a Cloak (1951)
August 7 - Recording sessions begin for Bronislau Kaper's score for Her Twelve Men (1953)
August 7 - Joseph Kosma died (1969)
August 7 - Jerry Fielding begins recording his score to The Mechanic (1972)
August 7 - Roy Budd died (1993)
August 7 - Jerry Goldsmith begins recording his score for Deep Rising (1997)


AND SO IT GOES - Marc Shaiman

"Pure schmaltz masquerading as life wisdom, it pairs Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton for no apparent reason other than that they fit the elder baby boomer cohort the film is squarely aimed at.  So does the pop soundtrack, nestled within Marc Shaiman’s syrupy score. It opens with Joni Mitchell’s 'Both Sides Now' (the Judy Collins version), and also features the boomer classics 'Ramblin’ Man' and 'Up on Cripple Creek.' None of which have anything to do with the story, which screenwriter Mark Andrus liberally borrows from 'As Good As It Gets,' which he also wrote."

Peter Howell, Toronto Star

"As Marc Shaiman's syrupy piano score drips cinematic diabetes over scenes like little Sarah calling Leah 'grandma' or shooting an iPhone video of a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly, Andrus' script goes all-in on the most hackneyed of sitcom staples. Grouchy Oren actually has to deliver the baby of one of the upstairs neighbors. I was waiting for the moment when they'd all get trapped in a meat locker."

Jordan Hoffman, The Guardian

I ORIGINS - Will Bates, Phil Mossman

"But 'I Origins' eventually overcomes its occasional not-entirely-convincing elements. While you’re almost watching two different movies, bifurcated by its two lead women, how the two eventually complement each other is very satisfying. A great moody score and a terrific, deeply moving and near awe-inspiring finish scored to Radiohead’s 'Motion Picture Soundtrack' may also make you forgive and forget some of the movie’s smaller problems."

Rodrigo Perez, The Playlist

"So, what would really happen if something spiritual and mystical came along that defied scientific explanation?In Mike Cahill's ambitiously stylish, low-budget drama 'I Origins,' the music swells, the action slams into instant slow motion and the actors take on expressions of utter amazement. That's what happens."

Dann Gire, Daily Herald

"Craft and technical qualities are outstanding, from the exceptionally luminous work of German cinematographer Markus Forderer and the resourceful production design by Tania Bijlanito the mood-strengthening score by Will Bates and Phil Mossman."

Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

A MOST WANTED MAN - Herbert Gronemeyer

"Corbijn and cinematographer Benoit Delhomme give us a Hamburg of perpetual gloom and forbidding architecture, all dark corners and sharp edges. The air of distrust and paranoia is of the post-9/11 moment but also reminiscent of Cold War politics, with Herbert Gronemeyer’s score redolent of spy films of the 1960s and 1970s."

Peter Howell, Toronto Star

"Corbijn gets that the threat of violence in a movie jangles the nerves more than its follow-through, and he favors smash cuts and hard hit-stops on transitional music to goose the mood into a grim anxiousness."

Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle

"The film was shot on location in Hamburg by Benoit Delhomme, whose crisp compositions are marred only by a sometimes overly wobbly camera, in a needless attempt to channel a sense of real-world anxiety. Herbert Groenemeyer’s score is subtly deployed in line with the tenor of the proceedings, but nonetheless keeps the picture pulsing along."

Justin Chang, Variety


Screenings of older films, at the following L.A. movie theaters: AMPASAmerican Cinematheque: AeroAmerican Cinematheque: EgyptianArclightLACMANew BeverlyNuartSilent Movie Theater and UCLA.

August 1
BRAZIL (Michael Kamen), THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN (Michael Kamen) [Cinematheque: Aero]
CASINO [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE (Joe Hisaishi) [Nuart]
UNDER THE SKIN (Mica Levi), ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (Josef van Wissem, SQURL) [New Beverly]

August 2
FLASH GORDON (Queen, Howard Blake) [Silent Movie Theater]
HELL'S ANGELS [Silent Movie Theater]
MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN (Geoffrey Burgon), MONTY PYTHON'S THE MEANING OF LIFE (John DuPrez) [Cinematheque: Aero]
PURPLE RAIN (Prince, Michel Colombier) [New Beverly]
UNDER THE SKIN (Mica Levi), ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE (Josef van Wissem, SQURL) [New Beverly]

August 3
THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS (David Buttolph), FANTASTIC VOYAGE (Leonard Rosenman) [New Beverly]
RED DESERT (Giovanni Fusco) [Cinematheque: Aero]

August 4
THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS (David Buttolph), FANTASTIC VOYAGE (Leonard Rosenman) [New Beverly]
GLADIATOR (Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard) [Arclight Hollywood]
THE INTIMATE STRANGER (Trevor Duncan), STRANGER ON THE PROWL (Giulio Cesare Sonzogno) [UCLA]

August 5
THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS (David Buttolph), FANTASTIC VOYAGE (Leonard Rosenman) [New Beverly]
THE WIZARD OF OZ (Harold Arlen, Herbert Stothart) [LACMA]

August 6
ROMANCING THE STONE (Alan Silvestri) [Arclight Hollywood]

August 7
THE BLACK CAT, THE RAVEN [Cinematheque: Egyptian]
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN (James Horner) [Arclight Sherman Oaks]

August 8
BABY DOLL (Kenyon Hopkins), THE LINEUP [New Beverly]
DOG DAY AFTERNOON [Silent Movie Theater]
THE LADYKILLERS (Tristram Cary), THE MAN IN THE WHITE SUIT (Benajmin Frankel) [Cinematheque: Aero]
MOTEL HELL (Lance Rubin) [Silent Movie Theater]
PSYCHO BEACH PARTY (Ben Vaughn) [Nuart]
ROBOCOP (Basil Poledouris) [New Beverly]

August 9
BABY DOLL (Kenyon Hopkins), THE LINEUP [New Beverly]
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Maurice Jarre) [Cinematheque: Aero]
ROBOCOP (Basil Poledouris) [New Beverly]
ROBOT JOX (Frederic Talgorn) [Silent Movie Theater]
THESE ARE THE DAMNED (James Bernard), ESCAPADE (Bruce Montgomery) [UCLA]

August 10
E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (John Williams) [Cinematheque: Aero]
THE ROVER (Antony Partos), ANIMAL KINGDOM (Antony Partos) [New Beverly]
SPARTACUS (Alex North) [Cinematheque: Egyptian]

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